Adrien Broner Arrested For Violating Kentucky Probation
By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent
Covington, Kentucky (October 13th, 2021)– He’s still got problems. Former World Boxing Council Lightweight and World Boxing Association World Welterweight champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner was arrested in Covington, Kentucky at 1 A.M. Tuesday, October 12, 2021, and booked into the Kenton County Jail. The arrest was in regards to an outstanding warrant on the books in the state of Ohio relating to violating the terms of his 2019 plea bargain agreement deal. Previously, a warrant was issued in August for Broner’s arrest in Cuyahoga County Ohio, after he violated the terms of his probation sentencing. Broner had pled guilty to misdemeanor charges of assault and unlawful restraint in 2019, and the acceptance of the plea had conditions.
Broner, 34-1, 24 knockouts, Cincinnati, Ohio, had his probation extended to April 2022 in March 2021, and was order to enter an intensive outpatient treatment program (terms undisclosed) by a certain required date, and complete the program by a certain required date. Broner did neither. Broner now faces jail time, further probation and penalties, and still must complete the program.
Broner last appeared in the ring in February 2021, winning a close ten round decision over Puerto Rico’s previously undefeated Jovanie Santiago, who lost a point in the point form referee Arthur Mercante Jr. hitting after the bell. It was the controversial outspoken Broner’s first win in 43 months, since July 2017, when he lost to Mikey Garcia, drew with Jessie Vargas in 2018 next, then lost to Manny Pacquiao in 2019, going 0-2-1, all decisions.